Q Center

November 7, 2014

An Evening with Janet Mock

On October 14, the Q Center’s Director, Jen Self, moderated a discussion with Janet Mock, a writer, an advocate for trans women’s rights and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. Janet spoke on a wide range of topics and answered students’ questions…

Welcome Back! The 11th Annual Welcome Luncheon

The Q Center Welcome Luncheon, held on Friday, October 3, welcomed students, faculty and staff members to the beginning of the academic school year. The Q Center, now in its 11th year at the UW, facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberating and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual and…

October 23, 2014

[Oct. 30] Queer Sex Ed Panel


October 10, 2014

How to Gender


Gender is hard! And there are a lot of different expressions of it, a lot of different pathways in and over and around it. These two responses are about the realm of nonbinarism in particular, but I can’t help but go on a rant about the entire construction of cisheterocentric social enforcements because that’s kinda…

October 7, 2014

[Oct. 10] National Coming Out Day Open Mic

Where: HUB 315 When: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 Do you want to be heard? Got too many words and too much music and too much dance for one person? Do you just have a lot of feelings about queerness? Well then come perform at our open mic! And if you’re not feeling the performance life,…

October 3, 2014

Asexuality in Spades


Welcome to a collection of questions that are near and dear to my queer heart! Asexuality and its fifty shades of grey, how do you figure out whether or not you fall into the valley of asexuality? How do you navigate dating and weirdness if you’re asexual? How does it fit into questions of coming…

October 1, 2014

[Oct. 14] An Evening with Janet Mock @ the University of Washington


Join the Q Center for a discussion with Janet Mock moderated by Dr. Jen Self! A book signing and meet and greet will follow the discussion. All meet & greet participants must have a copy of Janet Mock’s book, Redefining Realness. The Q Center is currently selling advance copies at a discounted price of $20…

I’m Here, I’m Queer, I’m Ready to Lend an Ear

Hi! My name’s Oly, and I’ll be your confidant for the year. I’m here to answer questions, give as much advice as I can offer, and steer you through the challenges present for queer folk transitioning into a new part of their life. While your identities will remain anonymous to me, I want this to…

September 26, 2014

Oly’s Back to School Special


It’s September! The leaves are beginning to change color, the air is starting to feel brisker, and school is back in session. This compilation of answers covers a few topics that are more pertinent for the dawn of a new academic era, such as: how do I deal with living in a mixed-gender dorm full…

September 22, 2014

Welcome Luncheon – October 3, 12-1:30, HUB Lyceum

Lesbian? Gay? Straigh-ish? Trans*? Queer? Two-Spirit? Questioning? No labels needed? Excited about starting school? Us too! Keep celebrating the Q Center at the University of Washington‘s 10th anniversary and the ASUW Queer Student Commission‘s general awesomeness and come on over to the HUB to be welcomed and celebrated! We are kicking off the new year with a…

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